Unemployment Rates For Northeastern US Cities

By The Associated Press

Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, evidence that steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that rates fell in November from October in 215 of the 372 largest metro areas. Rates were unchanged in 33 and rose in 124.

Rates dropped below 7 percent in 192 cities. That's the first time since the recession ended that more than half of large cities had rates below that threshold.

Here are unemployment rates in November for states and cities in the Northeast: Metro Area Unemployment Rates, NortheastUnemployment rates by state and cityFigures in percentagesNov. 2012Oct. 2012Nov. 2011Connecticut8.38.67.8Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk7.78.17.3Danbury6.66.96.1Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford8.28.67.8New Haven8.698.1Norwich-New London8.898.1Waterbury10.711.110.2Maine76.76.8Bangor6.66.66.3Lewiston-Auburn6.76.86.7Portland-South Portland-Biddeford5.75.55.6Massachusetts6.16.26.4Barnstable Town6.66.17Boston-Cambridge-Quincy5.65.85.8Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner8.28.18.7New Bedford9.59.29.5Pittsfield6.56.56.6Springfield7.27.37.3Worcester6.76.86.9New Hampshire5.45.24.9Manchester5.45.24.9Portsmouth4.74.54.4Rochester-Dover5.154.8New Jersey9.39.48.7Atlantic City-Hammonton14.512.912.3Ocean City14.511.814Trenton-Ewing7.47.87.2Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton12.913.312.4New York7.98.37.9Albany-Schenectady-Troy6.87.26.8Binghamton88.38Buffalo-Niagara Falls7.98.27.5Elmira8.58.87.8Glens Falls7.67.47.7Ithaca5.45.85.5Kingston7.98.47.7New York-N. New Jersey-Long Island8.48.78.2Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown7.47.87.2Rochester7.47.77.2Syracuse7.98.27.8Utica-Rome7.987.7Pennsylvania7.37.47.3Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton88.28Altoona6.66.66.4Erie777.2Harrisburg-Carlisle6.66.86.7Johnstown87.97.8Lancaster66.26.3Lebanon6.16.36Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington88.38Pittsburgh6.56.66.5Reading7.17.47.5Scranton--Wilkes-Barre8.68.88.6State College54.94.9Williamsport7.37.56.9York-Hanover77.27.2Rhode Island109.910.5Providence-Fall River-Warwick9.99.710.3Vermont4.64.64.9Burlington-South Burlington3.73.83.9

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